Often asked, is how long will it last? It is helpful to measure the freshness and stability of formulations by the PAO: Period After Opening. Once a fresh bottle is opened, this is the amount of time a product stays at its peak performance. For example, the PAO for Rose Best Skin Ever is two years; it remains lovely and effective for two years after the first use.

Protect your Libations’ creations with careful storage, avoiding heat, direct light, and oxygen exposure. It is wise to store in a cool, dark place with the lids firmly on. Keep dust caps on too!

For Libations kept in steamy showers or on sunny countertops, it is best to pour smaller amounts into separate containers, and keep the larger containers stored in a cool, dark spot for enduring freshness.

It is fine to keep smaller sized products that you use frequently during the day, such as balms, glosses, or perfumes, in your car, pocket, or purse, though balms, butters, ozone gels, and glosses are prone to liquefying above room temperature.

Most Living Libations are hearty and have a long period after opening, though it varies by product. Here is a list of Libations and their period after opening timelines:


Period After Opening Products
12 months Lotions
18 months Crèmes, Scrubs, Face Mists, Hair Care, Ozonated Balms, Shave Crème, Toothpastes
2 years Best Skin Ever, Skin Serums, Masks, Lip balms + Shimmers, Skin Balms, Sun Care, Powders
3 years Oral Care Serums, Love Butters
5 years Perfumes, Poetic Pits, Essential Oil Blends, Elixirs + Chrisms
Decades Essential Oils